Date
14 December 2017
Hong Kong people are getting impatient with the protest. Nearly seven in 10 people interviewed in a DAB survey say they want it to end immediately. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong people are getting impatient with the protest. Nearly seven in 10 people interviewed in a DAB survey say they want it to end immediately. Photo: AFP

DAB: Seven in 10 Hong Kong people want protests to end now

Seven in 10 people in Hong Kong have had their lives affected by the pro-democracy protests, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday.

A slightly smaller proportion — 67 percent — said the street occupation by protesters should end immediately, the report said, citing a survey by pro-establishment Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB).

The survey polled 5,531 respondents aged 12 and above in 18 districts.

DAB lawmaker Starry Lee said the protests have seriously affected the lives of residents and business owners and upset social order.

Also, Lee accused former governor Chris Patten of oversimplifying the political situation in Hong Kong.

She said Patten was unfair in describing the Hong Kong government as lacking abilities, adding that not all the demands of the protesters can be met.

Meanwhile, a running on-site survey has been launched in Admiralty to gauge opinions among protesters on a proposal to force a proxy referendum with a mass resignation by pan-democratic legislators.

One of its initiators, surnamed Kwok, said the group is targeting 2,000 respondents and will publish the results daily on a dedicated Facebook page.

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